#TheBeautifulGame and #TheUglyGame

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Everyone, levitra listen……Last week, Jonathan Tehau scored a goal for Tahiti.
It does not matter how many goals Tahiti conceded, it only matters that they appeared and scored.

As we enter the second week of the 2013 Confederations Cup, the civil unrest in Brazil has surpassed the events on the pitch. The people of Brazil are disgusted with the disparity between the classes, and have literally filled the streets and town squares to illustrate their justified frustration. The protests have been peaceful, and the protests have been violent. We have heard stories of the Police joining the protesters in their movement, and there is no denying the use of rubber bullets and tear gas by the Police in their mission to relocate and remove the protesters. Brazil is a powderkeg.

I recently learned about FIFA Exclusion Zones. These are 2-3km diameter areas around the stadia in which FIFA can essentially create a Police State where they decide who can enter and who cannot. Furthermore, the Exclusion is levied against unlicensed, local vendors that sell wares, as well as restaurants and cafes that try to display FIFA Logos that were not purchased from FIFA directly. These are just a couple of the rules and regulations that FIFA instills upon itʼs Hosts. Strangeness of Power.
Is this real? What is really going on? Does FIFA control Governments to benefit themselves and #TheUglyGame? It certainly seems so. There might be some truth to the notion that FIFA is the most powerful governing organization on Earth.

We could discuss the corruption of the World Cup Bidding Process and all of the FIFA resignations past, present, and forthcoming – but I digress. The People Of Brazil have Risen and we need to witness these events with great inspection and absorption. Could you imagine the American people disgusted enough to protest outside hundreds of different Sports Stadiums, in 45 States to vocalize their displeasure with the way things are being handled home or abroad? I cannot. It would be a revelation of American Humanity. Something far larger than this is happening in Brazil right now.

Futbol is Brazilʼs Game, and they define every aspect of what makes it The Beautiful Game. Please do not misunderstand me, there are many, many, many footballing Nations; but there are none like Brazil. Brazilian Football is what other Nations aspire to be. Brazil ARE #TheBeautifulGame. Futbol is one of the binding and unifying Cultural Identities of the People of Earth, and Brazil is what represents all of us.

So if the Worldʼs Greatest Footballing People, Culture, and Nation do not want the World Cup Tournament in their own country, we need to examine this sentiment deeply. The People in Brazil are outraged with a system that has been like a vampire for far too long. Their voices are being heard, by the World.  I want to absorb more information and history. The following two articles explain, in brief, what is happening in Brazil right now.

BBC: http://goo.gl/eHYAe
The Nation: http://goo.gl/Exdth

This situation in Brazil will not simply disappear, and it will take long term solutions and compromise from every side involved to find resolution. The issue now, is that even if the World Cup 2014 relocates elsewhere : How can the money in Brazil be reallocated to the People and proper Infrastructure of Brazil?

Hasnʼt the majority of the money been spent on World Cup Projects? Thousands of families have already been bought out cheaply and relocated from their homes; or without proof of ownership, simply displaced from the Favelas and relocated nowhere. How can The People, The Families be reinserted into what was their former neighborhood, their former homes? What are the resolutions? There are no simple answers. Some actions cannot be undone. Some actions take generations to undo.

For me, it is difficult to preview the two Confederations Cup semi-finals, without first discussing how the peopleʼs game is being stolen from the Brazilians. We, the people of the World cannot let this happen. If football is stolen from the Brazilians, What is left?

The People and the Protests are not stopping, and will not stop – and will continue to roll in waves. Participating Confederation Cup players are confined to their hotels, and experience little freedom. In one case, six Spanish players say their hotel roomsʼ were robbed during the Tahiti Match.

If the protests simmer down on Monday and Tuesday, they will certainly rise up again on Wednesday and Thursday when the semi-finals happen in Belo Horizonte and Forteleza.

On Wednesday, Hostsʼ Brazil and South American counterpart Uruguay play in a very relevant football contest; a re-match of the 1950 World Cup Final, in which Uruguay won 2 – 1 at the Maracanã, in Rio de Janeiro. This match will be something far greater than a Game. The match will represent the People of Brazil and Uruguay, plus the World of Sport, Humanity, Justice, and Injustice. This match will be called the Battle Of Belo.

For Ninety Minutes, the world will examine the sporting event that represents everything that is right with the world, and everything that is wrong. The Human Microcosm: The Beautiful Game.

Thursdayʼs Semi-Final features two Global Football Powerhouses : Spain and Italy. One Team; a recent addition to the status of Elite, and another Team that has been King of The Mountain many times. This is a fascinating encounter between the previous two World Cup winners. This match will not disappoint.


Two Nations. Two Champions. If anyone can defeat Spainʼs superior possession and attack, it is Italyʼs adhesive defense, and the wild card known as Mario Balotelli.

update : Mario Balotelli has been sent home from the Confederations Cup with injury.  His tournament is complete.
This will make for huge changes to the Italian Front, and hopefully he will be replaced with Egyptian/Italian Stephan El Shaarawy. The twenty-year-old plays the game with serious speed, flair, and skill – and would provide some dramatic moments for the Semi-Final.

The Semi-Finals of the Confederations Cup 2013.

Four Teams, Four Matches remain. The Third Place and Final Matches are scheduled for Sunday, June 30, 2013. Sunday has the potential to be the most eventful day of the tournament. The World is Watching beyond the Stadium.

This week, for Inspirational Roots and Rebel Music, I look to the beloved Rockers Soundtrack. There are several songs of outcry on this compilation, all of which represent the uprising and rebellion of any movement of equity. Rockers is an intoxicatingly wonderful film, and always brings me forward into positive spirits. The music, the long camera takes, the authentic environments, and the fairy tale story are all Beautifully Crafted. The movie has strong themes of Justice and Teamwork – and that if one is Righteous, lives life with kindness, charity, love and compassion – Righteousness will Prevail. This resonates through everything, and this music will unify and inform people, while opening oneʼs third eye.

Junior Bylesʼ “Fade Away” lyrically exemplifies all the superlatives:

The rich are getting richer every day,
And the little that the poor man got,
It shall betaken away.
Do you hear what I say? Yeah, hear what I say.
The man who worships silver and gold,
Shall surely, surely, surely lose his own soul,
Then fade away.  (Earl “Chinna” Smith)

“Fade Away” with lyrics : http://youtu.be/oXt7xGzmw60

The soundtrack is a tome of empowerment, truth, rebellion, and joy. All of which have deep relevance to Jamaica and the artists that perform them. Inner Circle, The Maytones, Junior Murvin, The Heptones, Peter Tosh, Jacob Miller, Bunny Wailer, Junior Byles, Gregory Isaacs, Kiddus I, Burning Spear, Third World, and Justin Hines and The Dominoes all contribute anthems to this classic soundtrack.

Next installment, I will discuss my proposal for the World Cup 2014 to be relocated to Australia and New Zealand for an Oceania co-host.  Eight Stadia. Eight Groups of Four. No Travel. Simplify Everything.

I wish the greatest Safety, Resolution,
and Justice to Brazil, Turkey, Syria, and the Earth.

Evil Vince

http://evilvince.com | @evilvincephoto

Thank You to Dean Lothian,
and his love for The Beautiful Game and Junior Byles.

Love, Strength, Support, and Safety to my dear friends
who live in Brazil : Karina and Demian.



Who’s Your Futbol Team?

filed under: the beautiful game — christopher @ 8:22 Fri

This question was recently asked to me by my friend VandLSavage.

Both Living in America, best cialis buy viagra cure his spelling of Futbol was a declaration to his
love and understanding of the Beautiful Game – and his interest in mine.

Well, I have great difficulty answering this question.  My reality is this :
I have attended more Chicago Fire matches than any other professional
futbol team, yet the Fire would not be my first answer.  There is something
about witnessing the world and the way they play the game.  At different
times in my life I fell in Love with Zinedine Zidane and Didier Drogba.
So that was impetus to support Bordeaux, Juventus, Real Madrid, Marseille,
Chelsea, Galatasaray, the French National Team, and the Ivorian National
Team.  This is just naming two of the Earth’s most renown players, and
some of the teams they have represented.  These players and teams don’t
bring us back far enough in the History of the Beautiful Game.
The likes of : Johan Cruyff, Ferenc Puskás, Eusebio, and Garrincha
make us fans of the Dutch, Hungary, Portugal, Brazil – but we are still
just scratching the surface.  I could list more players and more teams,
but that would just confuse the matter more.
My point is that I simply love the Beautiful Game.
I adore the Gracefulness and Simplicity of the Complicated Encounter.
I love it when the Minnows defeat the Whales.

Like many others, I feel the game is the ultimate
metaphor of the Human Existence.

Sometimes one can a very productive day, yet still not be successful.
Occasionally, accomplishing a personal goal in life can feel like
climbing a very tall mountain, maybe even impossible.
It takes a village of people to accomplish everything in life :
One’s Family, Friends, Business Associates, Educators, Shopkeepers,
Doctors, Lawyer, Mentors are the modern day village, and in theory –
one’s teammates.  Without this “team” – daily life would break down.
I believe these roles apply to the Team of Futbol players, and that
all have to work together to accomplish something greater than
oneself, the sum of the parts forming Legends and Myths.
I am fascinated how the Beautiful Game affects and effects
Human Diaspora, Cultures, and Politics.

I will continue to make my point over the next forty-five years.

I am totally ranting now, I apologize.
I support Chelsea and every Official World Cup Film.
The reason I really dig Chelsea, is that in the late 1990’s they
became an All-World Team in the English Premier League.
It was incredible to watch.

With that said, I could be witnessed cheering for Burnley as
they knock Chelsea out of the FA Cup with a glorious goal.

So, VandLSavage, who is your futbol team ?


Chicago, Illinois • June 15, 2013

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#TheBeautifulGame and #TheBeautifulMusic • #1

filed under: the beautiful game — christopher @ 8:13 Tue

Last week my good friend Seth Herman – Rootfire Kung-Fu Master – asked me if I would like to contribute a weekly Futbol and Music column for the Rootfire Summer Camp Blog.  Heck Yes, cialis sale sildenafil sick I Said!  I am thrilled in being asked to contribute to the Rootfire Fellowship, cialis canada sildenafil and am very excited to write about my two favorite things on Earth : Music and Futbol.

#TheBeautifulGame : To jump right in, this week’s recommended games are focused on the FIFA Confederations Cup, taking place in Brazil until June 30.  This is a tune-up for the World Cup 2014 featuring seven federation representatives : Japan, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Nigeria, Tahiti, Uruguay, and tournament hosts’ Brazil.  This afternoon: Monday, June 17 – features an incredible clash between Nigeria and Tahiti.  The Super Eagles have seventeen players on their roster who play in the European Leagues, while Tahiti is comprised of Amateurs, Skilled Laborers and a Milk Man.  Tahiti’s starting eleven is likely to contain four members of the Tehau Family : Twin Brothers Alvin and Lorenzo, with older brother Jonathan and cousin Teaonui.   I love this type of story and match, and can’t help but support the minnows in almost every circumstance.
Team Fenua isn’t expected to win any matches, but I believe they can score a goal, and that would be a beautiful thing for their country and team.  Next up : please mark your calendar for Saturday, June 20 to witness a vital Heavyweight Clash between Italy and Brazil.  These two National Sides last met in March of this year at a Friendly in Geneva; and the result was not resolved, a 2 – 2 draw.  These teams have engaged in Classic World Cup Battles : 1994 (Final), 1982 (Second Round), 1978 (Third Place), 1970 (Final), and 1938 (Semi-Final).
Azzurri v. Seleção.  Do not miss this match.  #TheBeautifulGame.

UPDATE : Shortly, we will discuss the current protests in Brazil :
What began as a Bus Fare Increase, metamorphsized itself into
the very large protest of inequity by the Brazilian people .
This is just beginning .


#TheBeautifulMusic : The Roots Music Artist of Inspiration this week is Brazilian multi-instrumentalist and composer Arthur Verocai and his incredible 1972 self-titled album.   This record is a beautiful amalgamation of Bossa, Funk, Soul, Jazz, Psych, and Easy Listening.   This music was experimental at the time, and lyrically subversive – using figurative language that was overlooked by the Brazilian Censorship Bureau.   This is essentially his only record album from this period, as the other albums in his discography were released in the 2000’s.  This album is very cinematic in nature, and could easily soundtrack several films from this era and beyond.   The LP was a forgotten recording in America until a few Hip-Hop producers began nicking samples.   Ludarcris and MF Doom have both pulled from this Brazilian Genius.

Verocai’s opus is the perfect accompaniment for any event or gathering.
Hanging, Cooking, Kicking, Gaming, Chilling, Viewing Foobtall.
Absorb the Arthur Verocai.

Please Enjoy the Music and Matches, see you next week.

by DJ Evil Vince @evilvincephoto


Chicago, Illinois • June 2, 2013

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